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Table 1 Frequency of substance use among alternative high school students by demographic characteristics in the past 12 months (n = 145)a

From: Substance use and dietary practices among students attending alternative high schools: results from a pilot study

  Cigarette Smoking Alcohol Use Marijuana Use
Demographic
Characteristics
Never
n (%)
Frequent, but
not daily use
n (%)
Daily use
n (%)
Never
n (%)
Frequent, but
not daily use
n (%)
Daily use
n (%)
Never
n (%)
Frequent, but
not daily use
n (%)
Daily use
n (%)
Total (N = 145) 60 (42%) 32 (22%) 52 (36%) 60 (42%) 80 (55%) 4 (3%) 74 (51%) 52 (36%) 19 (13%)
Gender (n = 144) (n = 144) (n = 145)
   Male 33 (44%) 15 (20%) 27 (36%) 29 (39%) 43 (57%) 3 (4%) 38 (50%) 28 (37%) 10 (13%)
   Female 27 (39%) 17 (25%) 25 (36%) 31 (45%) 37 (54%) 1 (1%) 36 (52%) 24 (35%) 9 (13%)
Race (n = 144) (n = 144) (n = 145)
   Black 26 (58%) 11 (24%) 8 (18%) 27 (60%) 17 (38%) 1 (2%) 24 (52%) 14 (30%) 8 (14%)
   White 16 (28%) 11 (19%) 30 (53%) 16 (28%) 39 (68%) 2 (4%) 28 (49%) 21 (37%) 8 (17%)
   Other 18 (43%) 10 (24%) 14 (33%) 17 (41%) 24 (57%) 1 (2%) 22 (52%) 17 (40%) 3 (7%)
SES (n = 142) (n = 142) (n = 143)
   Higher 16 (31%) 11 (22%) 24 (47%) 17 (33%) 32 (63%) 2 (4%) 24 (46%) 20 (38%) 8 (15%)
   Lower 42 (46%) 21 (23%) 28 (31%) 41 (45%) 48 (53%) 2 (2%) 48 (53%) 32 (35%) 11 (12%)
Age (n = 144) (n = 144) (n = 145)
   Mean (SD) 16.9 (1.3) 17.4 (1.1) 17.4 (0.97) 16.8 (1.2) 17.5 (1.0) 17.7 (0.63) 17.1 (1.2) 17.4 (1.0) 17.1 (1.2)
  1. a Cases in each analysis ranged from 142-145 due to incidental missing data. 'Frequent but not daily use' indicates those who reported using a substance at least few times in the past 12 months but less often than daily; 'daily use' indicate those who reported using a substance daily